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Mesa County OKs natural gas facility

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Despite objections from neighbors, Mesa County commissioners unanimously approved a conditional-use permit Tuesday for the construction and operation of a natural-gas-treatment facility in extreme northeastern Mesa County. The permit allows ...


Garfield County sheriff seeking to bar questions about relationship in lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is asking a judge not to force him to answer questions about his romantic relationship with an employee as part of a lawsuit brought by a former employee. Also, an attorney for former Garfield County jail ...


Palisade OKs medical pot-growing permit

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The owners of a Palisade medical marijuana dispensary will be able to grow and store cannabis in a room adjacent to their retail shop under the terms of a conditional-use permit approved Tuesday night by the Palisade Town Board. Town trustees ...


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Citywide sales taxes creep up versus previous month

By Amy Hamilton

Citywide sales tax collected in June is following a slow but steady, month-by-month, increasing trend since revenue bottomed out early this year. Collections were at $4.1 million for June, which was recorded as the July 2010 amount. ...


Proposed payday loan rule ‘absurd,’ says Ritter’s attorney

By Charles Ashby

Proposed new rules for payday lending companies are being attacked by the industry as well as people who want to see stricter regulations. Gov. Bill Ritter’s chief legal counsel, Craig Welling, called one of the rules ...


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Judge rejects plea deal in shooting of five

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn rejected a plea agreement Wednesday in the case of a man charged with shooting five people, saying attorneys crafted a deal that’s too soft. “The terms of the plea agreement do not allow the court to ...


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County OKs speedway expansion

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The Grand Junction Motor Speedway got the green light Tuesday to press ahead with the next phase of a major expansion, one that could eventually result in the construction of three additional race tracks and the addition of nighttime ...


First-day student count up a bit

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 had 130 more students in class on the first day of school this year than on the first day of the 2009-10 school year. The district predicted in its 2010-11 budget that local schools will have 200 fewer students this October ...


State Supreme Court nominee has ties to GJ

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction High School graduate is one of three possible picks to sit on the Colorado Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced Tuesday that Monica Marquez was one of three people nominated to fill an opening on ...


Tipton: Use natural gas in vehicles

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The United States should follow the lead offered by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and look to natural gas as a transportation fuel, Republican congressional candidate Scott Tipton said. Fueling cars and trucks would rejuvenate the natural gas ...


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